a1 Associate Professor of History, Eastern Michigan University
Across the landscape of liberal journalism which flourished between the two world wars, The Christian Century stands out as a salient eminence. Conveniently identified as a non-denominational magazine of religious thought, the Century also maintained a lively interest in the problems of civil liberties, political theory, constitutional change, the tactics of parties, the place of leadership in politics, and the problems of state and local administration. It was awake to many of the evils of American society since its thinking lay in the main stream of the muckraking-progressive tradition. Finally, it was interested, especially in the thirties, in policies and candidates. Indeed during the depression decade it became as much a political and social journal as a religious one.